About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Andrae Crouch – 1978 – I’ll Be Thinking Of You

I’ll Be Thinking of You is a 1979 Gospel album by Andrae Crouch which was released on the Elektra and Light record labels. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger,…

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Edna Wright – 1977 – Oops! Here I Go Again

A stunner of a solo set from Edna Wright – once the lead singer for Honey Cone, but almost even better on this smooth soul masterpiece from the 70s! The album’s got an immediately recognizeable moment in the leadoff cut “Oops Here I Go” –…

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Shirley Bassey – 1971 – Something Else

Something Else is the perfect title many times over! 1st Shirley’s perfect voice always hitting the mark & those glorious high notes. 2nd, her way with the naughty songs: Breakfast in Bed & I’d Like to Hate Myself in Morning. No one comes close to…

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Coalition – 1978 – Birth

A very hip group from the 70s Philly scene – a jazz combo who’ve got a soulful swing and a wonderfully lyrical feel! The record has a bit of vocals, but really just added in as flavoring for the quartet’s excellent instrumental interplay – a…

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Dee Dee Bridgewater – 1974 – Afro Blue

Dee Dee’s first, she was just 23 and she sounds as beautiful as she looks. What a debut. And what a great band she had behind her too, led by the Bridgewater brothers and with Sir Roland too. But this show is all about Dee Dee,…

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Coldwater Stone – 1973 – Defrost Me

Hiding behind the Coldwater Stone name, 1973’s “Defrost Me” was actually the work of the late Freddy Briggs.  Soul aficionados will recognize Briggs for his work as a songwriter and producer (plus the fact he was married to the late Kimberley Tolliver-nee-Briggs). Having attracted some…

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Swamp Dogg ‎- 1970 – Total Destruction To Your Mind

Industry veteran Swamp Dogg unleashed his alter ego on this 1970 masterpiece, spelling out his unconventional views in groove-heavy soul music. He makes good on the title’s brag with catchy, original songs that touch on environmental decay, social isolation, dystopian visions, racism and questions of paternity….

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The Ambassadors – 1969 – Soul Summit

Amazing work by a group that you’ve probably never heard of! The Ambassadors are an incredible Philly soul harmony group – of the sort that never made it out of the city in the pre-Philly International years, but who had a polish and quality that…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Mickey Murray – 1970 – People Are Together

Throughout the sixties, Mickey Murray made a name for himself as a hard working entertainer viewed by many as a cross between James Brown and Otis Redding. He held a regular gig with Dyke and The Blazers on Broadway in NYC, toured with Wilson Pickett…

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21st Century – 1975 – Ahead Of Our Time

A kick ass harmony soul record from Chicago! 21st Century were part of a young soul group trend that had come out of the city – and which included bigger stars like The 5 Stairsteps and Brighter Side Of Darkness – but the album really…

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The Ovations feat. Louis Williams ‎– 1973 – Having A Party

The Ovations’ Having a Party sees Louis Williams harmonizing with Dan Greer and George Jackson and scoring the biggest hit of his career with Sam Cooke’s title track. It is also a sublime collection of tunes that include some fantastic Dan Greer originals and an…

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Bobby Williams ‎- 1974 – Funky Super Fly

One of the all time indie funk classics of the 1970’s, obscure vocalist Bobby Williams gave James Brown a run for the money when he released “Funky Super Fly” in 1974. The style of the album recalls James Brown at his funkiest, but with a…

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Janice Barnett – 1975 – Janice

A superior soul album, produced by ex-Moonglow and Motown writer-Producer Harvey Fuqua for Fantasy Records in 1975. The vocal similarities between former beauty queen Janice Barnett Saddler and her contemporary Gladys Knight have long endeared her to all fans of quality 70s soul. On its…

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Osiris – 1978 – Since Before Our Time

Led by singer Osiris Marsh, Osiris was a fine but obscure soul/funk outfit that was active in Washington, D.C., in the late ’70s. The band’s influences included Sly & the Family Stone and Funkadelic, and like Earth, Wind & Fire, Osiris was interested in the culture of ancient Egypt. Osiris’…

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Manchild – 1977 – Power And Love

A self-contained septet that included Kenneth Edmonds, before he was crowned with the nickname Babyface, and his close friend and collaborator Daryl Simmons. The group’s sound touched on several formats. The uptempo numbers, like “Red Hot Daddy,” “Power and Love,” and “Funky Situation,” are heavily rock-oriented….

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The Family Circle – 1973 – The Family Circle

A lost harmony soul treasure – by an obscure family group from the Newark scene! The Family Circle have a fantastic style that mixes together sweet and deep soul styles into a darkly tinged approach that we’d rank with the best harmony soul of the…

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Shout Box

MattJohns
(Sunday, Oct 15. 2017 02:52 AM)
@Ben I have the Blowfly requests (outside of Zodiac and Oldies But Goodies)…but they’re all 192.
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Ben
(Sunday, Oct 15. 2017 07:10 PM)
A shame MattJohns but thanks anyway… anyone else?
minipashki
(Sunday, Oct 15. 2017 10:41 PM)
Ben
(Monday, Oct 16. 2017 07:58 PM)
For minipashki – Thank you!
rich
(Monday, Oct 16. 2017 10:44 PM)
@mrmaxxmo that one finally held up and worked. thank you very much
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